The tree-planting drones used by the tech company called BioCarbon Engineering can save millions of acres of degraded landscapes.
BioCardon Engineering has been using these flying drones, developed by an ex-NASA engineer to plant trees on a large scale.
It’s clear that the drones plant trees much faster than the locals planting them manually and the drones are far more effective and cheaper than the traditional planting methods.
The tech company has been working with a nonprofit Worldview International Foundation to replant mangrove saplings in Myanmar. The drones were launched in September and since then the saplings have grown to be 20 inches tall. This has proved that the drones can plant trees on a massive scale.
“We now have a case confirmed of what species we can plant and in what conditions,” BioCarbon engineering co-founder Irina Fedorenko told Fast Company. “We are now ready to scale up our planting and replicate this success.”
Worldview working along with the local communities planted 6 million trees in the last 7 years but it is expected that the drones can plant 4 million trees by the end of this year.
If the project proves to be successful, this can save millions of acres of degraded landscapes around the world.
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